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Well, it sure didn’t take long for the murder of the young black man, Tyre Nichols, by five black cops in Memphis to be labelled some form or other of white supremacy. But then you knew it would happen. It was just a question of how long it would take, five seconds or ten seconds. After all, if you can get away with labelling Larry Elder, a conservative black candidate for California governor, the “black face of white supremacy,” there’s nothing too preposterous for you to try and pass off on people.
Let’s stipulate right up front that there seems to be no justifiable reason for what those black cops did, but it is as certain as the next sunrise that white supremacy had nothing to do with it. But just try convincing Democrat Congresswoman of color, Cori Bush, for example, who said the following: “The mere presence of black officers does not stop policing from being a tool of white supremacy.” She also blathered about a “racist policing system rooted in enslavement” and “the violent racist architecture that underpins our entire criminal legal system.”
Again, all the assaulting cops were black.
You can hear this kind of stupid, neo-Marxist rhetoric all day long on MSNBC and a typical example includes the guest who said, “This is what it looks like when black officers internalize and align themselves with police culture, which itself is rooted in white supremacy.”
So, all policing is rooted in white supremacy, according to these geniuses. What about policing in, say, Uganda? Or Tanzania? Or Kenya? Or Nigeria? Or . . . ?
Well, yes, of course, because in their brainwashed, post-colonial mind-set, they are still tainted by historical white supremacist systems of oppression that cause people of color to be self-loathing and to turn on each other.
Or some such. The left can spew this kind of neo-Marxist claptrap until the cows come home – or until their beloved communities of color collapse into total anarchy.
What are these commentators really saying here?
Hey black people, you’re so stupid you don’t even know when you are the unwitting dupes of white supremacy. So you sign up to be cops thinking you’re doing something big, but you’re just ignorant tools of the systemic racist establishment.
Or some such.
I have an alternative theory about what caused this incident in Memphis.
Imagine you are a police officer in Memphis, a crime-ridden, majority-black city. All you see on the job, day in and day out, year after year, without let-up and without any apparent hope of future change, is violent black crime, mostly perpetrated against other blacks. Do you think that maybe that would have some kind of profound effect on you? I mean, is there a human being alive who could somehow maintain some pristine unbiased neutrality such that he wouldn’t cop an attitude about the people creating all the wanton crime, murder, and mayhem? Is there a human being alive who, while immersed in such conditions, wouldn’t think to himself, “Damn, man, I can’t help but notice that the overwhelming majority of people committing all this mayhem are young black men.”
In this particular case, it is still difficult to understand why these black cops overreacted so extremely when there didn’t appear to be any particular provocation. And there is universal agreement – a rare thing in a divided America – that those cops need to go down for this. But one thing is certain: it had nothing to do with “systems of white supremacy” or “systemic racism” or any other such divisive leftist rhetoric. Systemic racism was dismantled long ago by every institution in the country and was replaced by what amounts to a religious fervor for the promotion of “diversity” with blacks at the top, followed by every other conceivable minority and/or victim group. White supremacy and systemic racism are, for all intents and purposes, as dead as the dodo bird.
It is far more likely that what those black cops did has something to do with their constant immersion in and involvement with wildly disproportionate black crime. And that wildly disproportionate black crime has, as we all know, everything to do with the absence of black fathers in black homes, which has absolutely nothing to do with white supremacy. How do we know that? Because pre-civil rights, when there actually was white supremacy and racial segregation and oppression, far more black families had fathers in the home.
In fact, just spitballin’ here, but maybe these cops were from fatherless homes themselves and, as a result, were no angels, but typical of the pathological results of whole communities of fatherless homes. Jason Whitlock, a black Christian conservative commentator, seemed to be saying something to that effect when he appeared on Tucker Carlson to speak about the Memphis incident:
“This is a story about young black men and their inability to treat each other in a humane way. . . It was a group of young black men, five-on-one. It looked like gang violence to me.” Whitlock concluded that this state of affairs results from the breakdown of the black family and the lack of male authority figures in the homes.
Ironically, despite the godlessness and the left-leaning nature of the psychological profession, you won’t find one of its studies that has come to a different conclusion regarding fatherless homes. That’s the real problem, not imaginary white supremacy.
And maybe, because cops have been so demonized and hamstrung recently, it has become even harder to find good people willing to do the job. Police departments are forced to settle for those who otherwise would have been rejected.
But people like Cori Bush, who see everything through white supremacy-colored glasses, are either incapable or unwilling to add two plus two and come up with four. Instead, through their tortured racialist rationalizations, they’ll come up with 962 and a half – anything but four. Then they’ll recommend that the police be defunded, replaced by social workers, or abolished, even as inadequately policed communities of color descend into anarchy.
It’s all so invincibly stupid, destructive, and inexcusable.
By the way, guess who’s coming to Biden’s State of the Union speech? Tyre Nichols’ parents. Count on Biden and his speech writers turning those parents’ personal tragedy into something repulsive and totally divorced from all reality. Whatever the particulars of this murder in Memphis might be, communities of largely fatherless homes are ultimately at the root of the problem, not white supremacy. And since LBJ’s Great Society, nothing has done more to decimate the black family than Democrat policies.Published in